Cherokee Nation Businesses to announce wage increase for employees

September 16, 2019

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WHAT:
Cherokee Nation Businesses announcing wage increase

WHEN:
Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
CNB Engineering & Manufacturing
One Cherokee Circle
Stilwell, OK 74960

WHO:
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs S. Joe Crittenden
District 7 Tribal Councilor Canaan Duncan
District 8 Tribal Councilor Shawn Crittenden
CNB Chief Executive Officer Chuck Garrett

STILWELL, Okla. – Cherokee Nation’s business arm will introduce its plan to increase wages for certain hourly employees.

Cherokee Nation Businesses prides itself on being an employer of choice that offers attractive benefit packages and a plethora of career options, as well as competitive wages. CNB began evaluating its entry-level wages when Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced a wage increase for tribal employees last month.

Cherokee Nation Businesses employs more than 7,560 people in 47 states, 25 countries and two U.S. territories.

As the holding company for the tribe’s for-profit businesses, CNB pays a direct dividend of 37 percent of its profits to the tribe for services such as housing, health care, education and social services. The remaining 63 percent is reinvested into growing jobs, wages, business development and special projects, such as new health care facilities construction.

The company contributes significantly to Cherokee Nation’s $2.16 billion economic impact on northeast Oklahoma.